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80 Years Ago


70 Years Ago

Funeral services were
held for Mrs. Fay Cooper

Funeral services for Mrs. Fay McCormick Cooper, 30, wife of Herman Cooper, a native of Overton County, who died at a hospital at Pleasant Hill on Saturday, March 6, at 8:00 a.m., after an illness of about two months, were conducted at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, four miles south of Livingston, on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock by the Rev. Charles J. Hawkins, pastor of the Gainesboro Methodist Church, with burial in the cemetery there.

She was born and reared in the Bethlehem community of Overton County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther McCormick, and for many years was a popular teacher, in the schools of this county.

She had been a faithful member of the Methodist Church for several years and had many friends who regret her passing.

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by an infant daughter; five sisters, Mrs. Sam Ryan of Crossville, Mrs. Clem Vaughn of Clarkrange, Mrs. Frank Matthews, Mrs. Carl Stockton of near Rickman, and Miss Lucille McCormick; and one brother, the Rev. Paul McCormick of White County.

House gets bill to appoint Alvin C. York Army Major
The Senate clerk Friday reported to the House for early action the bill passed Thursday afternoon by the Senate authorizing the President to appoint Sergt. Alvin C. York, World War hero, a major in the Army and then place him on the retired list, with pay.

Under the bill Sergeant York would receive $226 a month for life. It was due to the fight made by Majority Leader Joe T. Robinson of Arkansas that the bill was passed in the Senate, Senator Bauchman, author of the bill, cooperated. When a move was started for the bill to be passed over without action, Senator Robinson said:

“If there is occasion to delay consideration of the bill, an objection can, of course, be interposed, but I would not be governed by a mere formal objection of the part of authorities in a department of government who feel that the retirement privilege should not be granted to anyone except an officer or soldier in the regular army of the United States.



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